controllable expenses

controllable expenses

Real estate expenses one may manage and keep as low as practical under the circumstances.For an office building,controllable expenses would be things like janitorial services,office personnel,and,to a limited extent,electricity.The most common noncontrollable expense is real estate taxes. Most contracts or leases will define what they mean by controllable expenses, without regard to what the common understanding of the phrase might be.The phrase is important because many commercial leases require tenants to pay their pro-rata share of increases in building expenses each year.Wise tenants will negotiate an upper limit on the contributions; wise landlords will insist that the “cap”apply only to controllable expenses.

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Travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses, behind salaries and benefits, are the second largest category of controllable expenses.
A clear consequence of the financial crisis is that companies in the UAE have become much shrewder and more informed when it comes to controllable expenses," said Mazin Khoury, chief executive officer of American Express Middle East.
But overall, says Mazin Khoury, CEO of American Express Middle East, "a clear consequence of the financial crisis is that companies in the UAE have become much shrewder and more informed when it comes to controllable expenses.
Of those expecting an increase, the areas of IT equipment (53%), business travel (40%), employee training (37%) and logistics (37%) are where companies expect to see most growth in controllable expenses.
Of those expecting an increase, the areas of IT equipment (53 per cent), business travel (40 per cent), employee training (37 per cent) and logistics (37 per cent) are where companies expect to see most growth in controllable expenses.
On the EBITDA line, we expect the results to be much weaker, down about 18% due to an increase in MET and growth in controllable expenses (such as materials and staff costs).
The main objective of the project in the cardiac catheterization lab was to effectively manage the controllable expenses, including the cost of labor, using a team approach.
Philippines virtual assistant services offer business owners and executives everywhere the option to cut on controllable expenses.
Bloomberg said that the city has acted to meet the recession, which has sapped tax revenues at a time when pension plans, wages and health benefits for many city employees have risen precipitously in recent years, by cutting $500 million in controllable expenses in 2010.
It's also critically important to control your controllable expenses and understand where your gross margin dollars come from.
Our focus is on improving our products and operations, aggressively pursuing reductions in controllable expenses, finding ways to become more efficient and continuing to invest in our fastest growing category, online.
While credit unions recognize the need for ongoing professional development, many are under increasing pressure to reduce travel and other controllable expenses," said President/CEO Fred Johnson in a statement posted on the CUES Web site home page (www.